Thursday, April 1, 2010

Amazon’s caves on price structure

Bezos sadly spending his days on the basement stair dressing up as his hero Austin Powers

It’s like the publishers want Amazon’s Kindle¬† to fail. They leaned on Bezos to raise the price of ebooks from the affordable and sensible price of $9.99 to prices between $12.99 and $14.99. Preposterous! Is Bezos pig latin for oNay allsBay? I forget how that works, but jeezus, at least until today, Amazon could effectively compete on price. Now they can’t even do that. Apparently the RDF for the iPad release¬† is widening and taking a grip on the ebook market and Bezos is utterably helpless to stop it. He’s cracking up so bad they may need to get the net.